Maldivian officials expose baseless propaganda about rising Islamic extremism

Maldivian officials expose baseless propaganda about rising Islamic extremism

Colombo, September 10 (newsin.asia): Top Maldivian officials say that the on-going international propaganda about Islamic radicalism in the country is not based on facts. It is manufactured to bring down the government of President Abdulla Yameen by destroying the tourist industry, which is the main prop of the Maldivian economy, says Imjad Jaleel, Chief Communication […]

Shangri La’s Hambantota resort – truly one of the finest in Asia

Shangri La’s Hambantota resort – truly one of the finest in Asia

Colombo, June 21 (newsin.asia) – Overlooking the pristine southern coast of beautiful Sri Lanka and framed by swaying king coconut trees, Shangri La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa which was unveiled in June 2016 is truly a luxurious getaway. The luxury resort spans 58.8 hectares, making it the largest resort in Sri Lanka and boasts 300 […]

At Colombo’s Shangri-La hotel, even job interviews are pleasurable

At Colombo’s Shangri-La hotel, even job interviews are pleasurable

Colombo, May 7 (NIA) – Shangri-La hotel Colombo, which aims to revolutionize concepts of pleasure and hospitality in the Sri Lankan capital when it opens its doors later this year, has devised a unique recruitment process to ensure that its staff are not only competent, alert and willing to take the initiative, but are hospitable, cheerful […]

Sri Lanka to conserve archaeological sites destroyed in war

Sri Lanka to conserve archaeological sites destroyed in war

Colombo, Jan 27 (NIA) – The Sri Lankan government has instructed its Archaeology Department, to take immediate measures to conserve its Archaeological sites, including those destroyed in the 30 year war between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels. Senior officials from the Archaeology Department have informed the government that archaeological conservation activities in several parts of the country including the former war torn north and […]

Hilton Colombo celebrates Christmas in style with grand festivities

Hilton Colombo celebrates Christmas in style with grand festivities

Colombo, Dec 14 (NIA) – Hilton Colombo, one of Sri Lanka’s most popular luxury hotels, has announced a list of grand activities lined up this month to celebrate the Christmas and New Year season. In a statement, the Hotel said that throughout the holiday season, each of its restaurants and bars were offering their own unique brand of […]

Savour the nuances of Tamil culture at Svatma Heritage Hotel in Thanjavur

Savour the nuances of Tamil culture at Svatma Heritage Hotel in Thanjavur

Thanjavur, December 8 (NIA): The town of Thanjavur is considered to be the seat of Tamil culture – think Chola temples, Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam, Tamil Nadu’s traditional dance. The town’s most iconic landmark is the Brihadeeswara Temple, built over 1000 years ago by the Chola King, Rajaraja I .It is considered one of the […]

Story of Otara Gunawardene, founder of the iconic Colombo store Odel

Story of Otara Gunawardene, founder of the iconic Colombo store Odel

Meera Srinivasan of The Hindu discovers that Otara Gunawardene, founder of the iconic Colombo store Odel, began her business in the boot of her car selling factory surpluses to raise money for street dogs. About 10 minutes into the interview, Otara Gunawardene says: “There’s one under your table.” I look and find Rusty, a fawn […]